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Larry Vincent, Jr.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Larry Vincent knew life was not all about him and knew that the purpose of his life was far greater than his own personal fulfillment, his own peace of mind, or his own personal happiness. He knew the truth that God placed him on this planet for His purpose, so Larry set his life to live in accordance with that purpose.

Larry had a genuine love for the Lord and read His Word daily. He left his children and grandchildren a legacy of open communication on all things spiritual - ensuring that they understood his Christian testimony. He also left a heritage of Christian fruits: goodness, kindness, honesty, trustworthiness, and if there ever was a man who spoiled his wife - it was Larry.

His earthly purpose finished, Larry passed away Monday evening, June 21, 2010. He was 84.

Born Lawrence J. Vincent, Jr., on May 28, 1926, in Malden to John Lawrence and Bertha E. (Gibson) Vincent, Larry attended Clarkton High School. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Infantry Division in the European Theater.

Larry worked 32 years with General Motors, retiring in 1981 as a foreman in the maintenance division.

He was a member of American Legion Post #16, the Richland County Genealogical Society and the Ohio Genealogical Society. Larry spent quite a bit of time in his flower gardens, doting on his roses and lilies and was a member of Mansfield Men's Garden Club. A member of Johnny Appleseed Woodcarvers, Larry excelled at carving figurines - animals, angels and caricatures - and most of what he carved, he gave away.

He was a member of Diamond Hills Baptist Church, where he was currently serving as deacon, and had formerly served the congregation as trustee and assistant Sunday School superintendent.

He is survived by his wife Helen L. (Brimager) Vincent, whom he married May 30, 1947; their children, Janice and Brian McQuade of Lexington, Ohio, Kenneth and Sandra Vincent of Marion, Ohio, and Carol and Keith Darling of Westerville, Ohio; grandchildren, Nicole and Chris Mazzarella of Wheaton, Ill., Matt and Amanda McQuade of Charlotte, N.C., Dr. Kendell Vincent of Omaha, Neb., Michael Vincent of Findlay, Ohio, and Kaela Darling of Westerville, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Annelise, John and Seanna Mazzarella and Esther McQuade; and a brother and sister-in-law Jack and Reba Vincent of Malden.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Vincent and Roy Lee Vincent, and his sister, Virginia DeArmon.

The Vincent family received friends Friday, June 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The worship service, giving glory to God for the life of Larry Vincent, was held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Diamond Hills Baptist Church, Mansfield, Ohio, with Pastor Chris Thomas officiating. Burial followed in Shauck Cemetery near Johnsville, Ohio, where the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail held graveside military honors.

In his memory, contributions are suggested to Diamond Hills Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have served the Vincent family and private condolences to them may be made online by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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